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About me

I am offering both online counselling via Zoom and face to face counselling as I can ensure social distancing in my therapy room.

I am an experienced counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I aim to provide you with a safe and non-judgemental space to help you process difficult feelings and events you may be experiencing

I am an integrative counsellor which means I combine different therapeutic styles to best fit your needs and tailor the sessions to work for you. My role is not to tell you what to do nor can I give advice, but I can help you develop your own insights, understand the cause of your issues and to find ways of coping so you are able to resolve them. I work at your pace with you deciding what you want to explore and when, so you are always in control of what you share in therapy.

I work with people from all walks of life and with a variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Loneliness
  • Work and organisational issues
  • Family issues including relationship issues between mothers and daughters

The most important factor for successful counselling is the relationship between client and counsellor. Finding the right counsellor can feel overwhelming so I offer a free 15-minute telephone call to help you decide if I am the right person for you and you feel comfortable working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a certified Mother-Daughter coach, and I can help you identify and explore issues within your relationship with your mother and/or daughter(s) that are causing distress and help you learn how to listen and communicate to be heard.

I worked with survivors of rape and sexual abuse for over two years, supporting them to manage trauma symptoms. When working with trauma survivors, I use a phased approach which allows clients to explore their experience in a safe and stable way.

I am also experienced in working with anxiety, loneliness, and employment related concerns.

I also a lectured in Counselling Skills at Basingstoke College of Technology.

Qualifications

  • CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
     

Further Training & CPD

  • Mother-Daughter Attachment Training
  • Phase-orientated Trauma Model
  • The Trauma of Boarding School
  • Disordered Eating or Eating Disorders: Communication of Disconnection and Food
  • The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space
  • 7 Keys for Working Successfully with Men in Therapy
  • The Chronically Disempowered Client
  • Working with Anxiety: A compassion-focused approach

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The most important factor for successful counselling is the relationship between client and counsellor. Finding the right counsellor can feel overwhelming so I offer a free 15-minute telephone call to help you decide if I am the right person for you and you feel comfortable working with me.

My fee is £60 for a 50-minute session and I have various payment options which means you can pay by cash, card or bank transfer.

When I work

I work Monday to Friday and have daytime and evening appointments.

Further information

My practice is in Caversham Heights and easy to reach by bus, train or car. Parking is available.

Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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